Ruby – Hydraulic Disc
Looking for a bike to explore the road less traveled, while also keeping room in your wallet for a mid-ride cappuccino? Look no further than the Ruby Sport.
The frame is among the lightest that we've ever made, and it's been constructed from our superlative FACT 9r carbon fiber. Its stiffness levels are also off the charts, and compared to the SL4 iteration of yesteryear, you'll experience a whole new, faster, and more efficient geometry. Through some advanced, dedicated engineering, however, we've managed to keep the same fit, feel, and position that we've all come to love from the SL4's Women's Endurance Geometry. Of course, you're probably thinking, "get on to the suspension thing up front."
We call it Future Shock, and essentially, it's a piston in the head tube with 20mm of travel. We developed this technology in partnership with McLaren Applied Technologies, and the result of this are a host of drastic performance improvements, namely in the vertical compliance department. Without giving a physics lecture, we found that focusing on vertical compliance, instead of fork splay, meant that we could improve smoothness, speed, and comfort in one fell swoop. And of all the bikes that we've tested with our Rolling Efficiency Model, the new Ruby outperforms anything on the market.
Lastly, we spec'd it with a host of components that blur the lines between steadfast reliability and outright performance, like Shimano Tiagra shifting, powerful RS505 hydraulic disc brakes, strong Axis Sport Disc wheels, and a women's-specific saddle.
- Featuring our Rider-First Engineered™ design that ensures every frame size has the same legendary responsiveness and smooth ride quality that you'd expect from a Ruby. The FACT 9r frameset holds its own with our highest-end carbon offerings, with the ideal blend of light overall weight and targeted stiffness, while the all-new Future Shock "suspension" system at the cockpit delivers a revolutionary degree of comfort and control.
- Shimano's RS505 hydraulic disc brakes deliver plenty of stopping power, along with the superior modulation that hydraulic disc brakes are known for.
- With Shimano Tiagra taking the reins on shifting, you'll experience crisp shifts for many miles to come.
|BOTTOM BRACKET||Praxis, Threaded bearings|
|CHAIN||KMC X10, 10-Speed|
|SHIFT LEVERS||Shimano RS405 Shifters, hydraulic disc, 10-speed|
|FRONT DERAILLEUR||Shimano Tiagra, 10-speed|
|CASSETTE||SunRace, 11-34t, 10-speed|
|REAR DERAILLEUR||Shimano Tiagra, GS cage, 10-speed|
|FORK||Specialized FACT full-carbon, flat-mount disc, 12x100mm thru-axle|
|SADDLE||Women's Body Geometry Myth Sport, 155mm, thin, steel rails|
|TAPE||S-Wrap Roubaix w/ sticky gel|
|SEATPOST||Carbon, single-bolt, 30.9mm|
|HANDLEBARS||Specialized Comp Hover Bar, 6061 alloy, 75x125mm w/ Di2 hole|
|STEM||Specialized, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 7-degree rise|
|REAR WHEEL||Axis Sport Disc|
|INNER TUBES||Presta, 40mm valve|
|FRONT TIRE||Specialized Espoir Sport, 60TPI, wire bead, double BlackBelt protection, 700x28mm|
|REAR TIRE||Specialized Espoir Sport, 60TPI, wire bead, double BlackBelt protection, 700x28mm|
|FRONT WHEEL||Axis Sport Disc|
|FRONT BRAKE||Shimano RS505, hydraulic disc|
|REAR BRAKE||Shimano RS505, hydraulic disc|
|PEDALS||Nylon, 105x78x28mm, loose ball w/reflectors|
|FRAME||Specialized FACT 9r carbon, Women's Endurance Geometry, Rider-First Engineered™, 12x142mm thru-axle, Future Shock suspension, 20mm of travel, flat disc mounts|
Ruby - Geometry
|Top Tube Length, Horizontal||510mm||517mm||534mm||544mm||550mm||581mm|
|Seat Tube Angle||74.5°||74.5°||74°||74°||74°||73.5°|
|Head Tube Angle||70°||71°||71.5°||72°||72.5°||72.5°|
|Head Tube Length||90mm||100mm||120mm||140mm||160mm||190mm|
|Seat Tube Length, BB Center to Top||363mm||392mm||425mm||462mm||481mm||501mm|